Meaning of “galaxy” in the English Dictionary

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"galaxy" in British English

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galaxynoun

uk /ˈɡæl.ək.si/ us /ˈɡæl.ək.si/

[ C ] one of the independent groups of stars in the universe

a galaxy of

a meeting of rich and famous people:

Present tonight at the long-awaited opening of this film are a whole galaxy of stars from the acting and musical professions.
the Galaxy also the Milky Way

the very large group of stars that contains the solar system (= the sun and all the planets, including Earth, that go around it)

(Definition of “galaxy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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galaxynoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡæl·ək·si/

earth science one of the large, independent groups of stars in the universe

earth science A galaxy is sometimes used to describe a gathering of famous people:

a galaxy of Hollywood stars

(Definition of “galaxy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)